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Bug#270887: xbase-clients: startx and xinit do not preserve client _nor_ server arguments

Package: xbase-clients
Version: 6.8.2.dfsg.1-11
Followup-For: Bug #270887

If you try to invoke X like this:

$ startx -- -screen "Some Screen"
$ startx -- -layout "Some Layout"

where "Some Screen" and "Some Layout" are IDs of some screen or layout
as defined in /etc/X11/xorg.conf,

it will fail, due to the way that startx processes arguments.

The previous poster attached a patch that could be trivially extended to
cover the code that parses server arguments in 'startx'.

Nevertheless, if the default names at /etc/X11/xorg.conf where more like
default_screen, or default_layout (no spaces), at least the server
related section of the bug would be alleviated, and, for that matter, the
incantation would be easier to type.

[eight years using debian and this is my first bug report, shame on me!]

Thanks for the hard work, guys.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-rc5
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages xbase-clients depends on:
ii  cpp                      4:4.0.2-2       The GNU C preprocessor (cpp)
ii  libc6                    2.3.5-8         GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libdmx1                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 Distributed Multihead X client lib
ii  libdps1                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 Display PostScript (DPS) client li
ii  libexpat1                1.95.8-3        XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii  libfontconfig1           2.3.2-1         generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6             2.1.7-2.4       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libfs6                   6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Font Server library
ii  libglu1-xorg [libglu1]   6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 Mesa OpenGL utility library [X.Org
ii  libice6                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libncurses5              5.5-1           Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libpng12-0               1.2.8rel-5      PNG library - runtime
ii  libsm6                   6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System Session Management
ii  libxau6                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Authentication library
ii  libxaw8                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Athena widget set library
ii  libxcursor1              1.1.3-1         X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                 6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxft2                  2.1.7-1         FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6                   6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System Input extension li
ii  libxinerama1             6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System multi-head display
ii  libxkbfile1              6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Keyboard Extension file parsing 
ii  libxkbui1                6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Keyboard Extension user interfac
ii  libxmu6                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System miscellaneous util
ii  libxmuu1                 6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 lightweight X Window System miscel
ii  libxp6                   6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System printing extension
ii  libxpm4                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X pixmap library
ii  libxrandr2               6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System Resize, Rotate and
ii  libxrender1              1:0.9.0-2       X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxss1                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Screen Saver client-side library
ii  libxt6                   6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Toolkit Intrinsics
ii  libxtrap6                6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System protocol-trapping 
ii  libxtst6                 6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System event recording an
ii  libxv1                   6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System video extension li
ii  libxxf86dga1             6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Direct Graphics Access extension
ii  libxxf86misc1            6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X miscellaneous extensions library
ii  libxxf86vm1              6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Video Mode selection library
ii  xlibmesa-gl [libgl1]     6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 Mesa 3D graphics library [X.Org]
ii  xlibs                    6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System client libraries m
ii  xlibs-data               6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System client data
ii  zlib1g                   1:1.2.3-8       compression library - runtime

xbase-clients recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

Pancho Horrillo

To be conscious that
you are ignorant is a great step
to knowledge.

		Benjamin Disraeli

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